welcome

I am Brian McDonald, a creative who uses pixels, light, and physical media to bring my vision to life.

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intro interests

When I don't have my hands in Web or Logo Design, Photography, or Woodworking, I enjoy creating music, cycling, and hockey.

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I am an enthusiastic self-teacher, and I'm into new technologies, video games, bad movies, the animal kingdom, and plenty of 80's/90's nostalgia. I'm not a fan of laundry, design trends, fanboyism, and people who bid on eBay auctions before the final 30 seconds of the listing.

I've enjoyed visual art since I was very young. I started with illustration, painting, and photography, and computers were my gateway to graphic design. With experience, my primary focus turned to graphic design while also becoming an avenue to incorporate my photographic work. Film photography gave way to digital camera systems, and I took the leap to transition into and fully embrace a digital workflow.

My most recent development has been my passion for woodworking, which started three years ago. I assisted my father with some of his projects, and then began designing my own ideas and learned how to fabricate them. Through experiencing the start-to-finish aspects of production, I have come to love designing outside of the digital realm.

  • Where I Feel at Home
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Audition
  • Trimble SketchUp
  • Autodesk 3Ds Max
  • Image-Line FL Studio
  • Mac OS/Windows
  • HTML 5/CSS3
  • Canon EOS
  • Festool Domino
  • Festool Routing
  • Festool Sanders
  • Laguna Jointer/Planer
  • Grizzly Table Saws
  • Milwaukee Miter Saws

Want to see how I put those skills to use? Check my Portfolio.